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261 Hudson

New York, New York

Upon entry into this “BoHo Chic” 150 residential unit building, the relentless presence of its rear garden draws one deeper into the lobby to demystify the wonder of such an expansive and lush garden within the center of New York’s Hudson Square. The sculpted meandering planted terraces navigate the 8 foot level change between its rear street entrance and the building’s lower amenity floor. The garden’s unique features, stretching across the building’s full width and through-block depth, invariably contributes to its identity and inescapable visual orientation. Its sinuous terraced slopes abstract a Hudson River valley landscape with continuous seasonal floral and textural displays. A towering Dawn Redwood erupts as the garden’s singular statuesque feature, providing human scale and a mystifying sense of timelessness. Residents sitting nestled in one of the garden’s lower level lounge furnishings or underneath the upper terrace’s vine cladded arbor will spiritually transport them to an alternate sensibility that counters the hustle and bustle of its dense downtown locale. Inspired by private European residential landscaped courts, the garden becomes for its residents a beloved escape and private domain that calms and soothes the urban soul.

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Design Team
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Design Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Executive Architect: Ismael Leva Architects
Structural Engineers: RGCE
MEP Engineers: AKF Group
Civil Engineers: AKRF, Inc.
Irrigation Engineers: WC3 Design
Soils Scientist: Pine & Swallow Environmental
Lighting Designer: Focus
Landscape Contractor: Steven Dubner Landscaping

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